How To Choose a Lining for Your Jacket
Have you ever wondered why suit jackets contain a lining? Do they have more benefits than just looking great?
If suits were made without linings, they would feel thin to the touch and flimsy. Linings add definition, weight and structure to a jacket. This is one of the many things that makes a custom suit jacket so luxurious – its weight!
Lining also helps reduce the potential for the fabric to bunch up, helping the jacket remain intact and seamless. It feels comfortable against your skin and just generally looks great. Bespoke linings have the ability to take an otherwise boring suit to the next level.
Silk vs polyester
When choosing a lining for your jacket, you may feel overwhelmed by the many options available. That’s why it’s best to break down each element you need to work with, starting with the type of lining you’d like to work with.
While there are countless options out there, popular lining options generally include silk and polyester. It’s no secret that silk linings are considered to be the gold standard when it comes to jacket linings. They’re traditional, timeless and hold up better than other materials out there. While silk is considered to be a more expensive option, it’s generally regarded as being more cost-effective in the long run given its lifespan.
Polyester linings are generally regarded as a popular lining option mostly due to their affordability. But they can make you feel warm and uncomfortable and definitely aren’t suitable for an event during the warmer months. Still, they’re a suitable option if you’re working with a budget.
Pattern and color choices
Once you’ve narrowed down the type of lining you’d like your jacket to have, it’s time to think about pattern and color choices. While strong plain colors such as black, burgundy and grey may offer the most versatility, you can definitely jazz things up if you want to showcase your personality and tastes through your jacket.
Plain linings offer the most formal and traditional approach. Sometimes subtle and simple is the best way to go! But there are definitely fun and creative patterns you can work with instead if you’re looking to really make your suit stand out.
You need to ask yourself if you’re looking for a statement suit that will work for countless weddings or a one-of-a-kind piece to really set you apart from the crowd for a show-stopping event. Different situations warrant different style approaches.
How to choose a lining for your jacket
Once you decide the type of lining you want to go with, picking out a color or pattern is a fairly straightforward process. Choosing a bespoke lining allows you to get creative and showcase who you are through your custom-made suit. Think about how you want your suit to feel and what you want it to say. Linings can make or break a suit jacket!